At this tiny, quirky spa in the Old Fourth Ward, owner Amy Leavell Bransford prefers gentle, all-organic products like Dr. Hauschka, but won’t hesitate to bring out something stronger for clients who need a serious peel. Bransford is a former music publicist and the daughter of Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, so you won’t find any cheesy wood flutes; instead, she favors a playlist of Iron and Wine and Brian Eno. After thorough microdermabrasion, hand extractions, and great conversation, you’ll leave with fresh, tight, happy skin. 659 Auburn Avenue, aviarybeauty.com
This article originally appeared in our November 2015 issue.